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CVS Caremark Pharmacies: Stop requiring employees to turn over their private medical information
  • Petitioned Erin Pensa

This petition was delivered to:

Manager, Public Relations
Erin Pensa
VP, Corporate Communications and Community Relations
Eileen Howard Dunn
Director, Corporate Communications
Carolyn Castel
CEO
Larry Murlo
Director, Public Relations
Mike DeAngelis
Director, Public Relations
Christine Cramer

CVS Caremark Pharmacies: Stop requiring employees to turn over their private medical information

    1. Atchka Fatty
    2. Petition by

      Atchka Fatty

      Florissant, MO

CVS Caremark has announced that they will require employees to disclose their weight, height, body fat and blood pressure, or else pay a $600 annual penalty for "health coverage." No other healthcare information is required, such as whether employees are drinkers, drug users, or any other health issue that can be argued is a choice.

CVS says "this data is not shared with CVS Caremark -- rather it is designed to help employees make the best decisions about their own healthcare." In other words, CVS is financially penalizing those who do not want or need CVS to help them make the best decisions about their own healthcare.

Healthcare is a personal choice. Employers are encouraged to offer truly voluntary wellness programs that employees may opt into. But creating "wellness" programs that you can only opt out of at a cost of $600 per year is healthcare blackmail.

We will not patronize CVS pharmacies until this practice ends (for those whose health insurance is through Caremark, we simply ask that you not patronize any additional items from CVS in addition to your medication)

If you'd like to contact management directly, you can find phone numbers and emails here: http://fiercefatties.com/2013/03/20/to-the-mattresses/

And please sign our Michelin petition for the exact same problem of size discrimination.

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. CVS tenatively responds

      Atchka Fatty
      Petition Organizer

      I just received an email from a CVS customer service representative responding to my email, but she raises more questions than she answers. Read her email and my response (including the list of questions I want answered) here: http://fiercefatties.com/2013/03/22/form-letter/

      And please, share the link to this petition. We're already at 500 signatures. If you all post a quick link to your social networks today, we will have a huge jump over the weekend. Thank you for your support!

      CVS Caremark Pharmacies: Stop requiring employees to turn over their private medical information

      CVS Caremark has announced that they will require employees to disclose their weight, height, body fat and blood pressure, or else pay a $600 annual...

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Kathleen D. Parker STROUDSBURG, PA
      • 5 months ago

      Because I feel that this is a form of blackmail... I understand that this is considered a way to presumable lower medical costs, but positive reinforcement would create a healthier work environment and produce better results...

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    • Debra Hodges MEDFORD, OR
      • 5 months ago

      It is a miss-use of power and by the privacy act it is a law that you can not force peoples to turn over their private information about their health. You are wrong C V S and you should be ashamed of you'r self for trying to in force you'r employees or else pay $600.00 I will not be going into you'r store until you stop this nazi type of act.

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    • Judith McLaughlin LEOMINSTER, MA
      • 10 months ago

      Because it is NOT an employer's business, period, to monitor their employees' BMI, which is a false and faulty indicator of "health" propagated by people who have only a passing knowledge of biology, physiology, or medicine.

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    • William Fuget NORTH WILDWOOD, NJ
      • 11 months ago

      No Employer has the right too ask for private medical info. Even if they are in Health care.

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    • kim graham HARTFORD, WI
      • 11 months ago

      I'm tired of companies trying to get into our private info. I feel jobs. Will be lost if they no our private info what ever happened to hippa laws?

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